What is the difference between pavers and interlocking stones?
Pavers are individual stones or bricks, whereas interlocking stones are concrete (plain or colored) with a design or pattern engraved onto each slab. Interlocking stones can crack, fade, and chip due to extreme weather conditions, whereas pavers will weather beautifully. If a paver has a defect in it, it can be lifted, removed, and replaced when needed without disturbing the rest of the pavers.This is convenient if others need access to the subgrade (irrigation system workers, municipal construction workers, etc.). In contrast, interlocking stones are stationary and can't be removed or replaced without machinery.
If I invest in an interlocking stone driveway, how long will that last? Will I have to get repairs every few years?
When you choose an interlocking stone driveway with a proper base installation and compaction test, you can expect it to last for decades without significant repairs. Interlocking stones provide durability and can withstand heavy traffic. In the event of settling or issues near garage doors or similar areas, our experienced repair crew can easily reset the interlocking stones at a minimal cost. Rest assured that with proper installation and maintenance, your interlocking stone driveway will provide long-lasting beauty and functionality.
Can I install interlocking stones myself, or do I need professional assistance?
While it's possible to install interlocking stones as a DIY project, we recommend seeking professional assistance for the best results. Proper installation requires careful planning, site preparation, and knowledge of proper techniques. Our team can provide guidance and recommend experienced contractors if needed.
Why should I choose interlocking stones for my outdoor project?
Interlocking stones offer several benefits. They are versatile, allowing for a wide range of design possibilities. They are also durable and resistant to cracking, making them ideal for high-traffic areas. Additionally, they are easy to maintain, as individual stones can be replaced if damaged.
How do I maintain interlocking stone surfaces?
Interlocking stone surfaces are generally low-maintenance. Regular sweeping and occasional rinsing with water are usually sufficient to keep them clean. We also offer sealers that can enhance the color and protect the stones from stains and weathering. We can provide more detailed maintenance instructions based on the specific type of interlocking stones you choose.